Post by shinester on Nov 18, 2016 1:53:42 GMT 10
Can someone please tell me why i might want to consider Ham radio as a prepper? as i have no clue as to what i might want to do until i learn what can be done.
The other thing id like to know is, is Ham popular? I mean, is it likely that i could be in contact with heaps of people from around the world who are also preppers?
Also, what are the regulations for and how might you get found out if you did do the wrong thing, and isnt that gubmint monitoring that you dont want?
thanks for the lessons!
Biggest thing for me is range. We could setup a country wide coms network that could operate on 12v power completely separate from any grid, phone system, internet. No other tech can do this that I know of.
If you're decent at electronics you can send text over radio and set up similar to a chatroom over radio. You can send images also.
Most HAMs just seem to be older electronics geeks to me the exception to this are all the emergency radio operators. People who run setups to be able to go into disaster areas and re-establish communications.
When the grid goes down, even hospitals, police and fire use radio to communicate... If your unit works and the other persons unit works that's all you need, no towers/infrastructure to worry about.
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I'm pretty good at electronics, having played with it since I was about 6, can read circuit diagrams, write my own etc. I do know little about HAM other than the broad strokes such as the carrier waves and modulation as you mentioned, though I can put the hours in, wouldn't take me long to get up to speed if required. The question here for me is, if we were looking at such a network, I'd be very interested in the specific items to buy, a kit if you like. Gasman was talking about something like that recently and we do have a few knowledgeable people here in this area, so could we work towards a recommended kit, preferably with varying budgets or what have you. Perhaps a portable kit that you sling an antenna up a tree? I also get that it might not be an easy answer. Thoughts?